I'm just restarting to make yogurt and low calorie granola in my crockpot.
Yogurt is actually really easy to make in the crockpot. I pour a half gallon of skim milk into a 4 qt. slow cooker and set it on low for 2.5 hours. After 2.5 hours, I unplug the slow cooker and let it set for another 3 hours. After 3 hours, you take about 2 cups of the warm milk and mix in half a cup of room temperature plain yogurt with live active cultures (VERY IMPORTANT) and a half a cup of nonfat dry milk powder (this helps thicken the yogurt up, which is important if you aren't using whole milk for your yogurt). Stir this back into the rest of the warm milk still in the crockpot, then cover the crocpot completely (including the bottom) with a thick blanket and let sit 8 hours or overnight. You should have yogurt in the morning!
For my granola, I stir together 7.5 cups of old fashioned oats, 2 large mashed overripe bananas, 1/2 cup of applesauce, and 1/2 tablespoon of ground cinnamon in a large crockpot. I set it on low for 4-5 hours, and when I put on the lid i vent it a little bit to let steam escape. Stir every 20-25 minutes so that it doesn't burn. Halfway through, I add a half a cup of sunflower seeds.
I eat a half a cup of the yogurt and a half a cup of the granola with some fruit every breakfast.
I modified both of these recipes from ones I saw on Crockpot 365 and Fat Secret.
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